“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”

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Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

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 All About the Romance

Well, I’m not really ‘all about the romance’ but as today is Valentine’s Day, why not!

  1. Rhett and Scarlett – obvious but had to be included.  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  It’s not SFF Jim – but frankly, I don’t give a damn.
  2. Alexander and Tatiana.  Had to be on here – The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons – boy oh boy is this one hot romance.  I’m not kidding.  I don’t, as I said above, usually read romance but this book…omg.
  3. Jamie and Claire – Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I expect these two will be on a few lists this week!
  4. Princess Buttercup and Westley.  The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  Sweet and funny romance – inconceivable?
  5. Buffy and Spike – Oh Yes!  I haven’t read the books but I have seen the series and Spike wins.
  6. Ron and Hermione – maybe not a sizzling couple because that would be a bit wrong and apparently Ron has the emotional range of a teaspoon – but here it is nonetheless!  J K Rowling’s Harry Potter.
  7. Han Solo and Leia – yes, I have never read any of the Star Wars books but I’ve seen the films and so this counts!
  8. Toby and Tybalt – really, couldn’t leave these off!  The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.  Plus King of the Cats – Grrr!
  9. Tristan and Yvaine from Neil Gaiman’s Stardust – don’t you just love Neil Gaiman’s books!
  10. ??? – your choice please…

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21 Responses to ““Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind””

  1. sjhigbee

    I’m going to add one from a book I’ve just completed – Miranda and Caliban from the book by Jacqueline Carey. Beautiful and compelling… Thank you for this, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to starting that one – I feel bad because my reading has gone off the wall and I should have read it already but this month I’ve literally read two books!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Sometimes Life happens, doesn’t it and all those plans just slip, don’t they? You still are writing about books and producing an entertaining, readable blog that I always look forward to visiting:).

  2. Nathan

    That is hard because so many of the books I have read the romances fall short (I mean, Princess Bride is the best but really its romance isn’t exactly built for the reader).

    I don’t remember the book well but a few years back I read Moth and Spark and seem to recall believing the romance aspects working well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Okay – I need to check out this Moth and Spark – thanks 😀

  3. Tammy

    I heartily approve of Buffy and Spike! I always loved Spike more than Angel, but I know I was in the minority:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Nope – well, maybe, but if so, I’m in the minority with you. Spike every time.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I haven’t read the Outlander books, but based on the show, that’s a great pick. And Ron and Hermione, that one made me laugh (not in a bad way, but because like you said, Ron has the emotional range of a teaspoon)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I read quite a few of the Outlander books – the first was my favourite but the others are good. The series is also quite good.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Birdie

    Willow and Oz!

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Of course Toby and Tybalt! I totally approve 🙂

  7. jessicabookworm

    Great choices – I haven’t read any of these (other than Stardust) but I have loved the films and TV shows 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Phedre and Joscelin, Just had to throw it out there 🙂

    And lol at Ron with the emotional range of a teaspoon. I would say even less than that, I just do not like that kid 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know how I didn’t remember to put them on here – you know, sometimes you have your initial thoughts and then when you do your post your mind forgets half of your good intentions!
      Lynn :

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    Toby and Tybalt and Princess Buttercup and Westley are such amazing choices! My top pick is the couple from Daughter of the Forest…but I don’t want to name names because I can’t recall if you’ve read that one yet! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I need to step up my reading of the Marillier books I have. Trying to cut back on review books so that I can have a mix each month.
      Lynn 😀

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